Message from the Head
Dear Prospective Family,
At Stevenson, we provide a culture of teaching and learning that places the child at the center of the learning experience. Elementary school students are taught to learn how they think, to inquire, to observe multiple perspectives, and then to transform their ideas into meaningful action. The greatest honor we can hold is the opportunity to help a child shape a life predicated on joy, determination, and wonder.
At Stevenson, we are more than a school: we are a community. It is our fundamental understanding that each child arrives to our community as an entirely unique individual, and it is both our responsibility and our opportunity to learn how that individual processes, grows, struggles, and thrives. The faculty is trained to teach students how to learn, and they, in turn, are expected to pursue their own expertise in teaching learning throughout their tenure.
We believe in the why behind the how or the what. Employing teaching practices based on the philosophies of John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Eleanor Duckworth, and Reuven Feuerstein, we encourage our students to take a deep dive into their own learning, to better understand how they learn and how they process information, and to understand how to advocate for themselves. The faculty is tasked with scaffolding a learning environment in which they facilitate opportunities and outcomes and track the continuum of each learner's progression.
The lower division at Stevenson is predicated on the understanding that elementary school students learn best when they are in an environment that is safe, joyful, and stimulating. The children are at the center of everything we do.
Molly K. Bozzo
Head of the Lower and Middle Divisions
The lower division at Stevenson is predicated on the understanding that students learn best when they are in an environment that is safe, joyful, and stimulating.